Zhang Ziyi Trivia
  1. Has become a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics movement together with Arnold Schwarzenegger and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

  2. Got voted one of "Top 10 Remarkable Women In Asian Business Circles" by Wall Street Journal on November 21, 2006.

  3. Became one of the members of the 2006 Cannes Festival jury.

  4. Was the second Most Popular Celebrity after NBA player, Yao Ming, according to China edition of Forbes Magazine in 2004.

  5. Frequently uses dance moves when filming fighting sequences as she is not actually a trained martial artist.

  6. Has been the spokesperson for Maybelline, Pantene, Garnier, Coca-Cola Asia, Tag Heuer, Lenovo Computers, and a Korean mineral water, 2%.

  7. Ranked #15 in Harpers & Queen Magazine's list of 100 Most Beautiful Women in the World by July 2005.

  8. Got the 38th rank in Entertainment Weekly's The Must List of 2005, therefore became the only Chinese to be included in the list.

  9. Became the youngest member of China Film Foundation when she was included in the community by 2001.

  10. Her favorite actors are Richard Gere, Chow Yun-Fat, and Al Pacino; while her favorite actresses are Sophie Marceau, Deannie Yip, Carol Cheng, Shu Qi, and Josephine Siao.

  11. Her favorite singers include Phil Collins, Jacky Cheung, Ekin Cheng, Anita Mui, Shunza, A Mei, and Leslie Cheung.

  12. Her favorite movies include "Sommersby" (1993), "To Live" (1952), "Stepmom" (1998), and "The King of Comedy" (1999).

  13. Her name appeared in Variety Magazine's list of Women's Impact by 2005.

  14. Was mentioned as one of World's 100 Most Influential People in 2005 according to Time Magazine.

  15. Was named as one of Chinese Top Ten Leaders Of The Younger Generation by Southern People Weekly Magazine in 2005.

  16. Had been invited to join AMPAS along with other 111 people in 2005.

  17. Was selected as one of Empire magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of All-Time in 2004.

  18. Sang "The Song of Feminine Beauty" in the film "House of Flying Daggers" (2004).

  19. Was bestowed the title of Friendship Ambassador to Tibet by the Tibetan Development Fund in 2003.

  20. Was listed as one of 50 Most Influential Individuals in the Chinese Entertainment Industry by 2003 and 2004.

  21. Was number 91 in Stuff Magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in The World by 2002.

  22. Was placed on the last rank in the Sexiest 100 Girls of 2002 list by FHM U.K. edition.

  23. Was one of Four Famous Actresses for three consecutive years that were from 2001 to 2003, according to an organization of several major Chinese media outlets.

  24. Was one of 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001and 2005 according to People Magazine.

  25. Earned the second place in the list of 100 Sexiest Women compiled by FHM Taiwan in 2001.

  26. Was included in Teen People Magazine's list of 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 for two consecutive years, which were 2001 and 2002.

  27. Did not speak English when filming "Rush Hour 2" (2001), so Jackie Chan had to be a translator between her and the director of the movie.

  28. Appeared in the advertisement of Oil of Olay, Skyworth Televisions, Soutec, Jaijue Motorcycles, Asience, and Visa Cards.

  29. Likes to listen to pop rock music.

  30. Her favorite colors are red, white, black, purple, cream, and owl eye which is a mix of yellow and brown.

  31. Likes wearing casual apparel, swimming, playing tennis, doing handball, studying, and playing video games.

  32. Loves drinking taro milk tea, horlicks, chocolate milkshake and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

  33. Her favorite food include ice cream, mangosteen, peach, cheese, and chocolate.

  34. Shares her birthday with actress Vicki Abashkin.